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UCS event scales new heights

A seminar at University Centre Shrewsbury on Wednesday 1st February will explore the complex relationship between man and mountain.

The keynote speaker is Dr Rob Casserley, who has climbed Mount Everest no fewer than eight times. Dr Casserley runs a successful expedition company that aims to help people overcome personal challenges as they explore treacherous terrain.

Dr Casserley’s talk will also...

Architects set to stage show in Shrewsbury

An exhibition showcasing how new developments can be successfully planned and built in historic towns such as Shrewsbury is to be staged this month.

The event is to be hosted in the town by county architects Johnson Design Partnership on January 30th and 31st and will focus on how buildings in conservation areas can be sympathetically constructed and extended.

“Shrewsbury is an amazing place to...

Danish government calls on Shrewsbury at Tourism Summit

International tourism professionals will learn lessons from Shrewsbury this week as the Chairman of Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) shares best practice at the annual Danish Tourism Summit in Copenhagen.

As a successful case study for BIDs in town centres, Mike Matthews, owner of the Prince Rupert and Chairman of Shrewsbury BID will address the summit, sharing achievements from the last...

University Centre rowers to raise funds to boost inclusivity

University Centre Shrewsbury’s rowers are set to make waves at a fundraising event next week.

The student rowers are aiming to help the town’s Pengwern Boat Club raise funds to make rowing more accessible. They hope to raise £1,000 to renovate the disabled toilets and pontoon and they have challenged members of the club, including non-students and Shrewsbury Sixth Form students, to row the length of the...

Free advice for Shropshire couples

A Shropshire family mediation service is opening its doors to offer free help for people who are facing a new year separation and aren’t sure where to turn.

Wace Morgan Family Mediation Service in Shrewsbury will help people find out whether mediation could help them navigate through divorce and find the best way forward for themselves and their families.

The initiative is part of Family...

Shrewsbury flies the flag for safety as nightlife booms

Shrewsbury is boasting double success after retaining its award as a vibrant and safe destination and experiencing a 20 per cent increase in people enjoying nights out in the town*. Purple Flag status was granted to Shrewsbury town centre for the first time last year for its safe and welcoming evening and night-time economy. Now assessors have decided it should keep this nationally recognised award for 2017....

Local landlords encouraged to join Council and University Centre Shrewsbury scheme

An increase in student numbers at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) has led to a demand for more privately-owned rented accommodation, and an event this month seeks to highlight the opportunities available to landlords within the private sector.

The Private Landlord Accreditation Scheme is an initiative run jointly by Shropshire Council and UCS to ensure property meets certain standards for student...

Consultation to start next week on proposed Public Spaces Protection Order for Shrewsbury

A formal consultation on a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Shrewsbury town centre and Frankwell playing fields is to start next Monday 9th January 2017 and run for eight weeks.

The PSPO would help the police and council officers to address certain antisocial behaviours and has been developed in response to concerns expressed by the public, local businesses and the police in conjunction...